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what makes one a good candidate for liver ablation

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:41 pm
by betula
Hi all,

My husband intially had rectal cancer in 2016 and now has liver and lung mets. I am curious to know what makes a person a good candidate for ablation. My husband has two small tumors in liver, seg 7 and 8 I believe. He has three lung mets that are also small.

I am a skeptic by nature and his oncologist is setting him up with an immunotherapy/vaccine trial and I worry he is choosing this over possible ablation. I cannot get a straight answer from the oncologist except that he has too many mets.

Can some one shed light on ablations for me. I have tried searching what makes a good candidate for ablations and cannot find good info.

Thanks as always,